Supporting veterans’ mental health treatment and therapy

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is pleased to award £20,000 to ICARUS to fund the charity’s mental health treatment services for Armed Forces veterans.

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the Army family is central to our work, so we are delighted to support ICARUS, a veteran-led mental health treatment charity that provides virtual online therapy and counselling services on a wide range of trauma-related problems, PTSD, anger management and substance misuse.

Our donation will go towards the costs of ICARUS’s specialist therapists and treatment services so that the charity can treat around 600 veterans free of charge over the next financial year.

David Bellamy,  CEO & Co-founder of ICARUS, said:

As a relatively young charity that has grown exponentially over the last few years, we are incredibly grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for its support. We are now one of the top five military charities in the UK that offer actual treatment and therapy for veterans suffering from a wide range of mental health issues and associated conditions. The sector is changing and our understanding of mental health issues affecting our veterans improves each year; a direct result of the support we have received from our sponsors.

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:

It is important that veterans with trauma-related conditions have access to treatment and therapy services free of charge as they return to civilian life. We are only too pleased to fund ICARUS’s impressive specialist veteran-to-veteran programmes.

To find out more about all the important work that Icarus carry out, visit their website here.

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